In 2011, there was something going on in Turku every day. The thousands of programme workers had prepared for the year for a long time, and now the citizens had a whole year to enjoy.
Whether sunshine or showers, it really doesn’t matter! SuperPark is full of activities, whatever the weather. You can also combine your visit with a splash at the Holiday Club Caribia spa, all under the same roof.
SuperPark Turku is a family-friendly indoor activity park, located at Holiday Club Caribia. At the park you’ll find a skating and scooting area, volt track, jump pit and trampolines, a hockey radar, table football and basketball, climbing wall, fast slides and a pedal car track.
When to go: Open every day
Flowpark is an ecological adventure park, where you can put your nerves to the test in an adventure course built amongst the trees. At Flowpark there are 18 courses and over 140 challenges, which will test your balance, coordination and skill. There are challenges for people of all abilities.
When to go: Every day until the end of October
Open Sauna Sessions
Experience a real Finnish sauna at a public sauna shift, held at places such as Forum Sauna located in the Kurjenmäki area of Turku. In addition to regular sauna baths are a selection of other wonderful services and treatments.
When to go: Fridays from 3pm-6pm
Saaronniemi Winter Swimming
Turku’s Saaronniemi invites you for some winter swimming! Take an invigorating dip in the sea and then relax in the sauna steam on the beautiful beach at Saaronniemi.
When to go: Thursdays 1 Oct- 31 Apr from 3pm-7pm. In addition to Thursdays, ice-swimming is also available on Tuesdays from 3pm-7pm, Saturdays from 12pm-5pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm.
Wednesday Smoke Saunas at Caribia
Spa guests at Holiday Club Caribia are truly pampered, with use of the atmospheric smoke and wood-fired saunas of the sauna complex, available during September and October. The saunas are located in the courtyard of the spa, behind the warm, outdoor pool. Use of the smoke and wood-fired saunas are included in the price of spa ticket. Normally, the courtyard saunas are only available by special reservation.
When to go: Wednesdays 6 Sep- 25 Oct from 5pm-7pm
WAM’s Tuesday Concerts
During the autumn and spring season, the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum holds concerts every Tuesday. At the concerts, audiences are able to hear both new and classical music.
When to go: Tuesdays 5 Sep- 12 Dec at 7pm
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Turku Market Hall
The Turku University Botanical Garden on the island of Ruissalo is both a centre for scientific research and a public showcase for the fascinating world of plants. The collection in the outdoor and indoor gardens includes over 5000 species and varieties.
When to go: Open daily, outdoor garden 8am-8pm and greenhouses 10am-5pm
NB! Remember to check in advance for possible exceptions during public holidays.
18:00–23:00 Europeade village Varvintori Square
19:00–19:45 International Turku -concert
20:00–21:00 “The River“, a performance of 300 dancers,
musicians and singers from Turku
21:15–22:30 Dance music
Europeade displays five days full of performances around the city. The event also hosts an opening and a closing gala, a parade, a choral concert and several workshops. Finnish folk dancers and musicians as well as folk culture associations have a prominent role in organizing the event, as well as in introducing Finnish culture to our contemporaries from other European cultures.
Europeade begins with Joki - Ån at Varvintori on 26 July at 20.00. The performance is put together with 300 dancers, musicians and singers from Turku-area.